NARS has been killing it lately with the new releases.
Last week I reviewed NARS’ Afterglow collection, and if you’re digging the packaging on those products, then you’ll love their Cool Crush collection.
Cool Crush, which is a Nordstrom exclusive, includes an eyeshadow palette, a cheek palette, and a new lip formula, Loaded Lip Lacquer.
The Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette (C$87.19) is a palette similar to the Afterglow one in that it features the same melted metallic casing and opens up to 12 eyeshadows in various finishes.
The shadows range from neutrals to blues to pinks, and is more of a jewel-toned palette. The shadows, which comes in matte, shimmers, and glitter finishes, are pigmented and formulated with micronized powder, leaving you with a longer wear and creamier feel when applying them. They are long wearing and the shade range in here is wide enough that you really can create a variety of different looks.
To go with the eyeshadow palette, pick up their Cool Crush Hot Fix palette (C$72.41), which features four cheek products. Open up the palette to find three blushes and a highlighter that can be worn individually or mixed together for a custom look. The formula in these products is incredible silky and applies to the skin like a dream. They feature a superfine micronized powder that gives you the most perfect finish on the skin.
The colours in here include Gold Leash (shimmering gold highlighter), Spark Got Hot (shimmering beige pink), Dream Peach (matte warm peach brown), and Sugar Spirit (shimmering nude rose).
I really love this palette and more so than the Afterglow Hot Fix one, although that one is also amazing. I was really impressed by how these blushes look and apply on the skin. They are incredibly creamy and leave you with the most perfect flush of colour. As for the highlighter, this one definitely packs a punch and the colour is suitable for so many different skin tones.
Finally, for the lips, NARS has come out with a brand-new lacquer product that is a hybrid between a gloss, a balm, and a lipstick.
The Loaded Lip Lacquers (C$38.42 each) are available in four shades (all nudes) and is a weightless formula that contains antioxidants and hyaluronic microspheres to provide a hydrating texture. The product is applied via the doe-foot applicator and gives you mega shine, colour, and hydration.
I received two of the four shades, Young Hearts (peach) and Freestyle (deep brown), and am really impressed by them. I really didn’t know what to expect with these but am quite happy with the colour pigmentation, as well as the wear. They are a bit thick and sticky, but if you are a gloss fan, I think you’ll really love these since they are super shiny and they give you a really nice finish. I can go with one coat for Young Hearts since it’s so light, but with Freestyle, a few coats were needed to get that same brown colour as the tube.
Like the Afterglow collection, I really think that NARS knocked it out of the park with this one. Truthfully, I like the Afterglow eyeshadow palette more, but would pick the cheek palette from this collection. The Lip Lacquers are also really nice, but if I had to pick just one product to pick up, I would stick with what they do best, which are blushes. Seriously, the cheek palette in this collection is so creamy and beautiful, and the shade range they chose will work with so many different complexions.
If you want to see this collection in action, I actually did an IGTV get ready with me featuring it. Click here to watch!
Since this is a Nordstrom exclusive, even if you don’t have a Nordstrom store in your city or area, you can shop the products online. Let me know if you pick anything up!
Will you be buying anything from the NARS Cool Crush collection?
Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.
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